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Survival of political leadership

Nurmikko, Sanna (2008) Survival of political leadership , Colchester, GB University of Essex 38pp.

Record type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)


We focus on political violence as a mechanism that allows the political leader to fight off opposition and increase his chances of re-election. In a collusive equilibrium, the leader allocates a bribe to the army, and the latter responds by producing political violence. Such an equilibrium is more likely, the larger are the public resources available to the leader; the lower is army's potential punishment and salary offered by the opposition regime; the more severe is the incumbent's potential punishment; and when the political leader is sufficiently patient, but the army is shortsighted enough.

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Published date: May 2008
Organisations: Economics


Local EPrints ID: 339245
PURE UUID: 04830198-a77a-4008-bfbe-7a0bc4b1a5a5

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Date deposited: 28 May 2012 15:06
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:53

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Author: Sanna Nurmikko

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